Denny Ledford, Executive Director
I was born here in Fayetteville, and I am a lifelong resident of Arkansas. My Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when he was 65 years old and it changed my life, and then I started my career in Long Term Care. I have worked in Long Term Care as a CNA, Social Services Director, and recently a Nursing Home Administrator for the past 10 years. In 2014 I received Administrator of the Year for the state of Arkansas.
I have a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. I was blessed to care for my Father in my Nursing Home for the last 4 years of his life until his passing five years ago.
Teresa Konkler, RN, Director of Health Services
A Registered Nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner with more than 23 years’ experience, Teresa has dedicated much of her career to working with seniors.
She has worked in Skilled Nursing, Orthopedics, and Medical Surgical and has been through many dementia care training programs. Her love for the elderly and her experience in varied fields make her a valuable leader with Avenir.